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Giant African Land Snail

Achatina fulica

  1. Not Evaluated
  2. Data Deficient
  3. Least Concern
  4. Near Threatened
  5. Vulnerable
  6. Endangered
  7. Critically Endangered
  8. Extinct in the Wild
  9. Extinct

About Us

There are some very sluggish residents at Woburn Safari Park; these aren’t your average sized snail that you’ll find in your garden. Despite their slow, slimy appearance, they are fragile and extraordinary to get close to. Come and see our giant African Land Snails in the ‘Disscovery Zone' (only open at set times throughout the day).

Distribution
Native to Eastern Africa
Habitat
Found in agricultural areas, coast land, natural forest, planted forests, shrub lands, urban areas, and wetlands.
Height
7-10 cm (3-4 in.) (Shell length)
Weight
Around 250 grams
Lifespan
Average 5-6 years but can live up 10 years
Threats
The species is still common in many parts of its range.